Events

Pop-Up Blues

Let us whet your appetite for the upcoming Aurora Winter Blues Festival! Join us in the Library Living Room as musicians from the AWBF give us a sampling of what's in store.

Saturday, Feb. 3: Journeymen Blues

Saturday, Feb. 17: Bluesy Love

February 17th, 1:30pm to 4:00pm
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Books for Babies - Session 2, Winter 2018

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Dates: February 13, 20, 27 and March 6

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration! Register below by clicking Sign Up or call 905-727-9494 ext 280.

Location: Optimist Room

February 20th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

February 20th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Winter 2018

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays January 16 - March 6

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

February 20th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

February 20th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Kids Knit - Winter 2018

A kids knitting circle for young knitters (or wannabe knitters) of all abilities! Instruction and materials are provided, as well as guidance in choosing your project! Let us know when you register if you’re a beginner or an expert.

Dates: Tuesdays February 6, 13, 20 and 27

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7-11 years

Fee: $5.00 (for needles and yarn—you will get to keep them)

Sorry, this program is full. Please call 905-727-9494 ext 280 to be added to the Waiting List.

February 20th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Tickles & Tunes for Babies and Toddlers - Winter 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-February 21 (6 weeks)

Time: 9:45 – 10:15 a.m.    

Ages: 6 months – 3 years

February 21st, 9:45am to 10:15am
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Tickles & Tunes for Families - Winter 2018

This preschool music program is filled with music and creative movement! Music is an important part of child development and early literacy, so don’t let your child miss out! Kathy has wonderful songs, games and rhymes for you to learn and participate in! Children are to be accompanied by an adult.

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-February 21 (6 weeks)

Time: 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.  

Ages: 6 months – 5 years

February 21st, 10:30am to 11:00am
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FIRST® LEGO® League Jr

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Please note: This program requires a great deal of teamwork, patience and concentration--we do have fun, and we do build with LEGO®, but it’s much more than that, so please be prepared!

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-March 7, March 21-April 4 - no class during March Break

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-10 years.

February 21st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Time for Toddlers - Session 2, Winter 2018

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!

 Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

February 22nd, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Preschool Storytime - Session 2, Winter 2018

The aim of our preschool storytime is to encourage a love of books and introduce kids to being in a group of their peers on their own. Stories, songs, educational videos and crafts are all a part of this program! Children must be at least 3 years old at the beginning of the program. Children attend this program on their own, but parents/caregivers must stay nearby in case they’re needed.

Day & Time: Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Dates: February 15, 22, March 1, 8

February 22nd, 10:30am to 11:15am
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

February 22nd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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APL Camera Club

Attention experienced shutterbugs and novice photographers!  Aurora Public Library hosts a Camera Club, the last Thursday of each month, October to May.  Swap tips with other photographers and videographers; topics will include choosing the right camera, lighting, publishing your photos online

February 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

The group is currently at capacity. Please direct inquiries to Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca
 

February 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Saturday Family Storytime - Winter 2018

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Date: Saturdays January 13 and 27, February 3 and 24, March 3 and 10

Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

Fee: FREE, no registration required.

Location: Optimist Room

February 24th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Puppet Theatre at the Library

Create and decorate your own unique puppet. We’ll have a variety of materials and puppet ‘bodies’ for you to make your own! Then we’ll work together to write a script for our own puppet show, and our puppets will make their theatre debut.

Date: Saturday February 24

Time: 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Ages: 6-10

Fee: Free, drop-in

February 24th, 2:00pm to 3:30pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters, this 8-session program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills that will help you for the rest of your life. This program will take place in the Lebovic room on the 1st floor.

Day & Time:  Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  January 15 – March 19 (no meeting on February 19 or March 12)

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!

February 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Books for Babies - Session 2, Winter 2018

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Dates: February 13, 20, 27 and March 6

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration! Register below by clicking Sign Up or call 905-727-9494 ext 280.

Location: Optimist Room

February 27th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Winter 2018

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays January 16 - March 6

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

February 27th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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ESL Conversation Group

ESL Conversation Group. ESL students are welcome to join this FREE continuing adult English conversation program offered by a facilitator from York Catholic District School Board. By practicing everyday conversations, you will learn new vocabulary and improve pronunciation and speaking skills. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Register in two steps: 1) Sign up for the program at the Adult Information Desk, 905-727-9494 x275  2) Take the free language assessment test: ysla@tcet.com, 1-855-330-8655 or call the ESL assistance line at 416-221-5051 x13630

February 27th, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
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Kids Knit - Winter 2018

A kids knitting circle for young knitters (or wannabe knitters) of all abilities! Instruction and materials are provided, as well as guidance in choosing your project! Let us know when you register if you’re a beginner or an expert.

Dates: Tuesdays February 6, 13, 20 and 27

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 7-11 years

Fee: $5.00 (for needles and yarn—you will get to keep them)

Sorry, this program is full. Please call 905-727-9494 ext 280 to be added to the Waiting List.

February 27th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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FIRST® LEGO® League Jr

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Please note: This program requires a great deal of teamwork, patience and concentration--we do have fun, and we do build with LEGO®, but it’s much more than that, so please be prepared!

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-March 7, March 21-April 4 - no class during March Break

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-10 years.

February 28th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Time for Toddlers - Session 2, Winter 2018

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!

 Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

March 1st, 9:30am to 10:00am
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare recipes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

Plus, we’ll create a book featuring the fabulous dishes we created.

March 1st, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Preschool Storytime - Session 2, Winter 2018

The aim of our preschool storytime is to encourage a love of books and introduce kids to being in a group of their peers on their own. Stories, songs, educational videos and crafts are all a part of this program! Children must be at least 3 years old at the beginning of the program. Children attend this program on their own, but parents/caregivers must stay nearby in case they’re needed.

Day & Time: Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Dates: February 15, 22, March 1, 8

March 1st, 10:30am to 11:15am
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littleBits Lab

Join us every month to explore these popular electronic building blocks and see how innovative and creative you can be.  Each session we will focus on a different project or design challenge.

Day & Time:  the first Thursday of each month, 7-8 p.m.

Dates:  February 1, March 1

Ages: 11 – 15

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

March 1st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Saturday Family Storytime - Winter 2018

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Date: Saturdays January 13 and 27, February 3 and 24, March 3 and 10--March 10 will be the TVO Kids Book Tour instead of Family Storytime!

Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

March 3rd, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Saturday Family Storytime - Winter 2018

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Date: Saturdays January 13 and 27, February 3 and 24, March 3 and 10--March 10 will be the TVO Kids Book Tour instead of Family Storytime!

Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

March 3rd, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters, this 8-session program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills that will help you for the rest of your life. This program will take place in the Lebovic room on the 1st floor.

Day & Time:  Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  January 15 – March 19 (no meeting on February 19 or March 12)

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!

March 5th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Books for Babies - Session 2, Winter 2018

Come and enjoy a bouncing, tickling and singing good time as we introduce your baby to stories and lap activities! Babies must be 13 months or younger at the beginning of the program. Babies are to be accompanied by an adult.

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 9:35–10:00 a.m.

Dates: February 13, 20, 27 and March 6

Ages: Up to 13 Months

Fee: FREE with advance registration! Register below by clicking Sign Up or call 905-727-9494 ext 280.

Location: Optimist Room

March 6th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

March 6th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Tales for Twos and Threes - Winter 2018

Tales for Twos and Threes is the perfect introduction to storytime and group activities! We read stories, sing songs, and learn rhymes! We colour, play with blocks and do other awesome activities! Children must be two or three years old to participate, and they must be accompanied by an adult. 

Day & Time: Tuesdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.

Dates: Tuesdays January 16 - March 6

Ages: 2 and 3 years

Fee: FREE, drop in.

Location: Optimist Room

March 6th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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Tech & Culture

Tech & Culture; a club for the tech enthusiast and thinker.  Are you passionate about technology? Join us to explore new technologies (with hands-on demonstrations) as well as to discuss the cultural, moral and existential impact of these technological changes on our day to day life. First Tuesday of the month.

 

 

 

March 6th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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FIRST® LEGO® League Jr

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Please note: This program requires a great deal of teamwork, patience and concentration--we do have fun, and we do build with LEGO®, but it’s much more than that, so please be prepared!

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-March 7, March 21-April 4 - no class during March Break

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-10 years.

March 7th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Money Talk$

Money Talks.  A free, informal discussion group to exchange ideas and unbiased financial information.   7:00-8:30 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, September to June.   Moderator Roger Strong is not affiliated with any financial institution.  Wednesday March 7: Investment Plans/Investment Environment: What is our collective experience?

 

 

March 7th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Time for Toddlers - Session 2, Winter 2018

Introduce your toddler to stories, rhymes and finger plays in a fun and interactive setting!

 Toddlers must be at least 14 months old at the beginning of the program. Toddlers are to be accompanied by an adult.                                                   

March 8th, 9:30am to 10:00am
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Preschool Storytime - Session 2, Winter 2018

The aim of our preschool storytime is to encourage a love of books and introduce kids to being in a group of their peers on their own. Stories, songs, educational videos and crafts are all a part of this program! Children must be at least 3 years old at the beginning of the program. Children attend this program on their own, but parents/caregivers must stay nearby in case they’re needed.

Day & Time: Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Dates: February 15, 22, March 1, 8

March 8th, 10:30am to 11:15am
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Finding Dawn : film screening

Finding Dawn delves into the dark heart of murdered and missing indiginous women and girls.

This film was generously provided for community viewing by the National Film Board of Canada as part of the NFB Film Club.

In recognition of International Women's Day.

March 8th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then join us!

The second Thursday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. in the Marjorie Andrews Room.

Free!  For students in Grades 8 - 12.

Please register in advance.

2017 Dates:  October 12, November 9

2018 Dates:  February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10

March 8th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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Saturday Family Storytime - Winter 2018

Kids and their caregivers are invited to join the fun in Family Storytime! Explore the magic of books, songs and rhymes together.

Please drop in for one or all sessions!

Date: Saturdays January 13 and 27, February 3 and 24, March 3 and 10--March 10 will be the TVO Kids Book Tour instead of Family Storytime!

Time: 10:30-11:00 a.m.

Ages: Best for children 6 years and under.

March 10th, 10:30am to 11:00am
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March Break: Mad Science: Spin, Pop and BOOM!

This thrilling performance will explore a combination of chemistry and physics. Audiences will be amazed by our colour change demonstration. Children will be awed as the Mad Scientist creates an extra hand to help with our experiments. Children will witness a number of exothermic reactions that will produce a Genie Out of a Bottle and a Giant Foam Snake. The fundamental forces of planet Earth will be summoned as the Mad Scientist turns a glass of water upside-down without spilling a drop. We will also challenge the odds with a bungee jumping glass bottle.

March 12th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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March Break: The Abra-KID-Abra Magic Show with Peter Mennie

Join Magician Peter Mennie for the Funniest Magic Show Around! Is it comic magic or magical comedy? We’re not sure, but we know you’ll love it. Tricks, jokes and lots of exciting fun and March Break magic!

Date and Time: Tuesday March 13, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Ages: 5-11 years (ticketed parents may attend)

Fee: Free tickets available starting February 10th

March 13th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Nutrition Series: Unlock the Power of Food!

March is nutrition month, and this year’s theme is “Unlock the Power of Food”. In this workshop, food is our superhero and we’re going to discover its super powers! We’ll talk about trendy superfoods, whether the hype around them is real or not, and other nutrition heavy hitters like fiber, antioxidants, protein, and more. Small samples and recipes will be provided.  With Samantha D'Arcy, Registered Dietician, Sobeys Extra

March 13th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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APL Painters' Club

Aurora Painters Club Join other painters in a fun, relaxed space! Bring your own watercolour, drawing/sketching projects, supplies and ideas; share tips and inspiration.  All abilities welcome, but space is limited.

March 13th, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Job Search Strategies - an Employment Workshop for Teens

Attention job-hunting teens!  Join us for an employment information session on Job Search Techniques and Assertive Communication with RNC Employment Services.  Get insider tips on how to spruce up your resume, start your job search and prepare for interviews.

Day & Time:  Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.

Date:  March 14 (during March Break)

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!  Please register in advance.

 

March 14th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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March Break: Cardboard Challenge!

What can you build with cardboard? Drop in and find out! Will you build a city, a car, a machine or something else entirely? We’ll have the cardboard, scissors, sticky stuff and decorations, but what you make is up to you!

Date: Wednesday, March 14

Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Ages: 6 years and up

Fee: Free, drop in!

March 14th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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Fantastic Imaginations! A bilingual concert with Kathy Reid-Naiman and Hannah Naiman

Join Kathy and Hannah as we tap our imaginations through songs, fingerplays, rhymes and musical games. We’ll take an imaginary trip on a Golden Boat, or a rocket ship. We might meet Jack the Lumberjack, or Dirty Bill from Vinegar Hill. Cows might be blue and pigs might be green and you just never know!

Thursday March 15, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

For families with children ages 0-5 years (adults and children both need tickets).

Free tickets available starting February 10, 2018.

March 15th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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March Break: Library Building Day

Join us for some creative building fun at the Library’s Building Days! We have lots of LEGO® and Duplo® for you to build with, and awesome books to give you ideas! You’ll have a chance to meet new friends and work together with them to make amazing LEGO® creations!

Please do not bring your own LEGO® pieces with you. Parents/guardians must remain in the library.

Date: Thursday March 15

Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m.

Ages: 2 years and up

Fee: Free, drop in!

March 15th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Let's Do This! - monthly makeshops

Join us on the third Thursday of each month for a different fun, creative project.

Day & Time:  the third Thursday of each month, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Date:  January 18, February 15, March 15*

Ages:  9 - 15

Fee:  Free!  No registration necessary, just drop in.

 

January:  New Year’s Dream Board

February:  Beading Bonanza

March*:  Ides of March Mosaics

March 15th, 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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March Break: Reptilia!

Lizards, snakes and tortoises, oh my! What will you meet at this show? All sorts of amazing reptiles! Learn about them, pose with them, and maybe even pet them!

Date: Friday March 16

Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Ages: 7-12 years

Fee: Free tickets available starting February 10th

March 16th, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Toastmasters for Teens - Youth Leadership Program

Offered in partnership with Towns of York Toastmasters, this 8-session program is a fun way to boost your confidence and develop leadership and public speaking skills that will help you for the rest of your life. This program will take place in the Lebovic room on the 1st floor.

Day & Time:  Mondays, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Date:  January 15 – March 19 (no meeting on February 19 or March 12)

Ages:  15 - 18

Fee:  Free!

March 19th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

March 20th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. By appointment Tuesday March 20 6:30-8:30 p.m. Bookings begin February 1

March 20th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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FIRST® LEGO® League Jr

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Please note: This program requires a great deal of teamwork, patience and concentration--we do have fun, and we do build with LEGO®, but it’s much more than that, so please be prepared!

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-March 7, March 21-April 4 - no class during March Break

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-10 years.

March 21st, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. By appointment Wednesday March 21,  6:30-8:30 p.m.

March 21st, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Parent and Child Book Club

Hey Grade 3 and 4 readers! Grab an adult, and come participate in the Library’s first ever Parent and Child Book Club!  We’ll discuss great books, talk about how to write a book review (and offer you a chance to film your review and see it on our webpage!), plus do lots of fun activities and games together!

Dates: Wednesdays January 10, February 14, March 21, April 11, May 9

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 3-4 with a parent or other caregiver

March 21st, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

The group is currently at capacity. Please direct inquiries to Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca
 

March 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Youth Coffee House

Live Music Featuring: The Arts Music Store Students

To register for the Open Mic, contact Reccia at: 905-727-9494 x 230

March 24th, 2:00pm to 3:45pm
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FIRST® LEGO® League Jr

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Please note: This program requires a great deal of teamwork, patience and concentration--we do have fun, and we do build with LEGO®, but it’s much more than that, so please be prepared!

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-March 7, March 21-April 4 - no class during March Break

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-10 years.

March 28th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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APL Camera Club

Attention experienced shutterbugs and novice photographers!  Aurora Public Library hosts a Camera Club, the last Thursday of each month, October to May.  Swap tips with other photographers and videographers; topics will include choosing the right camera, lighting, publishing your photos online.  

March 29th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000.  Drop-In Saturday March 31, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

March 31st, 10:00am to 1:00pm
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

April 3rd, 10:00am to 11:30am
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FIRST® LEGO® League Jr

FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. is an amazing chance for kids to use their curiosity and creativity to develop solutions for real problems using science, technology and LEGO®! Please note: This program requires a great deal of teamwork, patience and concentration--we do have fun, and we do build with LEGO®, but it’s much more than that, so please be prepared!

Dates: Wednesdays January 17-March 7, March 21-April 4 - no class during March Break

Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Ages: 8-10 years.

April 4th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare recipes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

Plus, we’ll create a book featuring the fabulous dishes we created.

April 5th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. Drop-in: Saturday April 7, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 pm.

April 7th, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Audience: 
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Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. By appointment Tuesday April 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

April 10th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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English Conversation Circle

Join us at an informal monthly gathering where people come together to practice speaking English.

This highly interactive and fun group will feature a different theme each month to help participants practice conversation that they will use out in the community.

 

April 11th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Event Type: 

Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. By appointment: Wednesday April 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

April 11th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Parent and Child Book Club

Hey Grade 3 and 4 readers! Grab an adult, and come participate in the Library’s first ever Parent and Child Book Club!  We’ll discuss great books, talk about how to write a book review (and offer you a chance to film your review and see it on our webpage!), plus do lots of fun activities and games together!

Dates: Wednesdays January 10, February 14, March 21, April 11, May 9

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 3-4 with a parent or other caregiver

April 11th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Community Volunteer Income Tax Clinics

Income Tax Clinics in partnership with Canada Revenue Agency.  Community Volunteers prepare simple tax returns: Individuals up to$30,000, Family up to $40,000. By appointment: Thursday April 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

April 12th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then join us!

The second Thursday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. in the Marjorie Andrews Room.

Free!  For students in Grades 8 - 12.

Please register in advance.

2017 Dates:  October 12, November 9

2018 Dates:  February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10

April 12th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
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Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

April 17th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Entrepreneurs in Residence

DREAMING IN TECHNICOLOUR

Join us for a fast-paced evening featuring four entrepreneurs who will share their stories in a short TED X-style talk.

April 19th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

The group is currently at capacity. Please direct inquiries to Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca
 

April 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

May 1st, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare recipes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

Plus, we’ll create a book featuring the fabulous dishes we created.

May 3rd, 10:00am to 1:15pm
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Youth Coffee House

Live Music Featuring: The Arts Music Store Students

To register for the Open Mic, contact Reccia at: 905-727-9494 x 230

May 5th, 2:00pm to 3:45pm
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English Conversation Circle

Join us at an informal monthly gathering where people come together to practice speaking English.

This highly interactive and fun group will feature a different theme each month to help participants practice conversation that they will use out in the community.

 

May 9th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Parent and Child Book Club

Hey Grade 3 and 4 readers! Grab an adult, and come participate in the Library’s first ever Parent and Child Book Club!  We’ll discuss great books, talk about how to write a book review (and offer you a chance to film your review and see it on our webpage!), plus do lots of fun activities and games together!

Dates: Wednesdays January 10, February 14, March 21, April 11, May 9

Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Ages: Grades 3-4 with a parent or other caregiver

May 9th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
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YA Book Club

If you enjoy reading and chatting about books, then join us!

The second Thursday of each month, 7 - 8 p.m. in the Marjorie Andrews Room.

Free!  For students in Grades 8 - 12.

Please register in advance.

2017 Dates:  October 12, November 9

2018 Dates:  February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10

May 10th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

May 15th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
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APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

The group is currently at capacity. Please direct inquiries to Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca
 

May 24th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

May 29th, 10:00am to 11:30am
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Event Type: 

OBOA: Writing Contest

Alison Pick’s opening line to Strangers with the Same Dream sets the stage for a journey into the magic of storytelling. Borrowing Alison’s opening for your own story, we invite you to submit your writing to the OBOA 2018 writing contest.
 
Your first line is: This story begins with a lie.
 
Winners to be announced at APL’s Ontario Public Library Week Open House on Monday October 15, and via email or phone. 
 
Rules, terms & conditions:
  • The contest is open to individuals ages 16+.
  • Submissions can be in any genre, but must be original and unpublished in any form.
  • Maximum length 10 pages, double-spaced.
  • Handwritten submissions will not be accepted.
  • Manuscripts will not be returned, but the author retains all rights to his/her work.
  • Winning authors must be willing to have their stories published in the online edition of the
  • Library’s quarterly magazine, Borealis, along with their photograph and a short bio.
  • APL Employees/ Board members / Judges and their immediate families are ineligible to win.

To see all OneBookOneAurora events please visit: www.onebookoneaurora.com

June 3rd, 9:15am to 9:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare recipes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

Plus, we’ll create a book featuring the fabulous dishes we created.

June 7th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA: Photography Contest

In Strangers with the Same Dream, the land itself becomes one of the characters in the book. Capture your relationship with the landscape in this year’s OBOA photography contest. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print
Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com
Submission Deadline: Friday September 28

June 10th, 7:30am to 8:00am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

June 12th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

English Conversation Circle

Join us at an informal monthly gathering where people come together to practice speaking English.

This highly interactive and fun group will feature a different theme each month to help participants practice conversation that they will use out in the community.

 

June 13th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

Newcomer Women's Meet-Up

Enjoy a bi-weekly Tuesday morning out, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas and learn more about our community.

Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.

Register online or just drop In!

FREE!

June 26th, 10:00am to 11:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

The group is currently at capacity. Please direct inquiries to Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca
 

June 28th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA: Writing Contest

Alison Pick’s opening line to Strangers with the Same Dream sets the stage for a journey into the magic of storytelling. Borrowing Alison’s opening for your own story, we invite you to submit your writing to the OBOA 2018 writing contest.
 
Your first line is: This story begins with a lie.
 
Winners to be announced at APL’s Ontario Public Library Week Open House on Monday October 15, and via email or phone. 
 
Rules, terms & conditions:
  • The contest is open to individuals ages 16+.
  • Submissions can be in any genre, but must be original and unpublished in any form.
  • Maximum length 10 pages, double-spaced.
  • Handwritten submissions will not be accepted.
  • Manuscripts will not be returned, but the author retains all rights to his/her work.
  • Winning authors must be willing to have their stories published in the online edition of the
  • Library’s quarterly magazine, Borealis, along with their photograph and a short bio.
  • APL Employees/ Board members / Judges and their immediate families are ineligible to win.

To see all OneBookOneAurora events please visit: www.onebookoneaurora.com

July 1st, 9:15am to 9:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare recipes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

Plus, we’ll create a book featuring the fabulous dishes we created.

July 5th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA: Photography Contest

In Strangers with the Same Dream, the land itself becomes one of the characters in the book. Capture your relationship with the landscape in this year’s OBOA photography contest. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print
Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com
Submission Deadline: Friday September 28

July 10th, 7:30am to 8:00am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

The group is currently at capacity. Please direct inquiries to Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca
 

July 26th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA: Writing Contest

Alison Pick’s opening line to Strangers with the Same Dream sets the stage for a journey into the magic of storytelling. Borrowing Alison’s opening for your own story, we invite you to submit your writing to the OBOA 2018 writing contest.
 
Your first line is: This story begins with a lie.
 
Winners to be announced at APL’s Ontario Public Library Week Open House on Monday October 15, and via email or phone. 
 
Rules, terms & conditions:
  • The contest is open to individuals ages 16+.
  • Submissions can be in any genre, but must be original and unpublished in any form.
  • Maximum length 10 pages, double-spaced.
  • Handwritten submissions will not be accepted.
  • Manuscripts will not be returned, but the author retains all rights to his/her work.
  • Winning authors must be willing to have their stories published in the online edition of the
  • Library’s quarterly magazine, Borealis, along with their photograph and a short bio.
  • APL Employees/ Board members / Judges and their immediate families are ineligible to win.

To see all OneBookOneAurora events please visit: www.onebookoneaurora.com

August 1st, 9:15am to 9:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare recipes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

Plus, we’ll create a book featuring the fabulous dishes we created.

August 2nd, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA: Photography Contest

In Strangers with the Same Dream, the land itself becomes one of the characters in the book. Capture your relationship with the landscape in this year’s OBOA photography contest. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print
Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com
Submission Deadline: Friday September 28

August 10th, 7:30am to 8:00am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

The group is currently at capacity. Please direct inquiries to Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca
 

August 23rd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA: Writing Contest

Alison Pick’s opening line to Strangers with the Same Dream sets the stage for a journey into the magic of storytelling. Borrowing Alison’s opening for your own story, we invite you to submit your writing to the OBOA 2018 writing contest.
 
Your first line is: This story begins with a lie.
 
Winners to be announced at APL’s Ontario Public Library Week Open House on Monday October 15, and via email or phone. 
 
Rules, terms & conditions:
  • The contest is open to individuals ages 16+.
  • Submissions can be in any genre, but must be original and unpublished in any form.
  • Maximum length 10 pages, double-spaced.
  • Handwritten submissions will not be accepted.
  • Manuscripts will not be returned, but the author retains all rights to his/her work.
  • Winning authors must be willing to have their stories published in the online edition of the
  • Library’s quarterly magazine, Borealis, along with their photograph and a short bio.
  • APL Employees/ Board members / Judges and their immediate families are ineligible to win.

To see all OneBookOneAurora events please visit: www.onebookoneaurora.com

September 1st, 9:15am to 9:30am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare recipes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

Plus, we’ll create a book featuring the fabulous dishes we created.

September 6th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

OBOA: Photography Contest

In Strangers with the Same Dream, the land itself becomes one of the characters in the book. Capture your relationship with the landscape in this year’s OBOA photography contest. 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
* Must be a minimum of 16 years of age
* Employees/Board members of APL and their
immediate families are ineligible to win.
* Photos must be high-res for print
Please send submissions to: brock@auroran.com
Submission Deadline: Friday September 28

September 10th, 7:30am to 8:00am
Audience: 
Event Type: 

English Conversation Circle

Join us at an informal monthly gathering where people come together to practice speaking English.

This highly interactive and fun group will feature a different theme each month to help participants practice conversation that they will use out in the community.

 

September 12th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

The group is currently at capacity. Please direct inquiries to Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca
 

September 27th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

The Culinary Traveller

Join us once a month for this free, hands-on cooking class where we will create delicious, but easy to prepare recipes from around the world. Participants are asked to bring a recipe from their country of origin. One recipe will be chosen each month and featured the following session.

Plus, we’ll create a book featuring the fabulous dishes we created.

October 4th, 10:00am to 1:15pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

English Conversation Circle

Join us at an informal monthly gathering where people come together to practice speaking English.

This highly interactive and fun group will feature a different theme each month to help participants practice conversation that they will use out in the community.

 

October 10th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

The group is currently at capacity. Please direct inquiries to Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca
 

October 25th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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OBOA: Meet Alison Pick

Join us for the grand finale of the 2018 OneBookOneAurora project. Meet Alison Pick and enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the story behind the story.
November 3rd, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

English Conversation Circle

Join us at an informal monthly gathering where people come together to practice speaking English.

This highly interactive and fun group will feature a different theme each month to help participants practice conversation that they will use out in the community.

 

November 14th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

The group is currently at capacity. For information, please contact Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca

November 22nd, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

English Conversation Circle

Join us at an informal monthly gathering where people come together to practice speaking English.

This highly interactive and fun group will feature a different theme each month to help participants practice conversation that they will use out in the community.

 

December 12th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Audience: 
Event Type: 

APL Writers' Group

The APL Writers' group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other's work.

The Group is currently at capacity. For information, please contact Reccia at: rmandelcorn@aurorapl.ca

This is an alternate meeting date.

December 20th, 7:00pm to December 21st, 8:30pm
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